'''Emily Jane Brontë''' (, ''commonly'' ;
[As given by ''Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature'' (Merriam-Webster, incorporated, Publishers: Springfield, Massachusetts, 1995), p. viii: "When our research shows that an author's pronunciation of his or her name differs from common usage, the author's pronunciation is listed first, and the descriptor ''commonly'' precedes the more familiar pronunciation." See also entries on Anne, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, pp. 175–176.]
30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848)
was an English novelist and poet who is best known for her only novel, ''Wuthering Heights
'', now considered a classic of English literature. Emily was the third eldest of the four surviving Brontë family|Brontë siblings
, between the youngest Anne Brontë|Anne
and her brother Branwell Brontë|Branwell
. She wrote under the pen name '''Ellis Bell'''.